Mabel Rose Welch

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Mabel Rose Welch (March 26, 1871 – January 1, 1959) was an American painter of portrait miniatures.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Welch was the daughter of Philip Henry and Margaret Welles (Hamilton) Welch.[1] She studied under Kenyon Cox and Robert Reid at the Art Students League of New York. She moved to Paris for further study, showing her work at the Paris Salon. She returned to the United States and was active in New York City for some while. Welch died in Wilbraham, Massachusetts,[2] and is buried there in the Woodland Dell Cemetery.[3] During her career she served as the secretary of the American Society of Miniature Painters,[1] from whom she was once the recipient of the Levantia White Boardman Memorial Medal;[4] she was also a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, the Woman's Art Club, and the Art Workers' Club.[1] Among her other awards were a silver medal from the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in 1915; the Medal of Honor of the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters in 1920; a medal from the Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters in 1933; and awards from the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors (the Lindsey Morris Sterling Prize for Miniatures) and the California Society of Miniature Painters in 1937.[5] A portrait by Welch of Rosina Cox Boardman, in watercolor on ivory and dating to around 1940, is currently owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.[4] The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns two miniature portraits in the same medium, a Portrait of a Lady from the first half of the 1910s[6] and a portrait of Mrs. S. Keith Evans from around 1911.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c John W. Leonard (1914). Woman's Who's who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada, 1914-1915. American commonwealth Company. pp. 865–.
  2. ^ "Mabel R. Welch". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ Mabel Rose Welch at Find a Grave
  4. ^ a b "Rosina Cox Boardman". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Mabel Welch - Artist, Fine Art Prices, Auction Records for Mabel Welch". www.askart.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Mabel R. Welch - Portrait of a Lady - The Met". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Mabel R. Welch - Mrs. S. Keith Evans - The Met". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum. Retrieved 27 December 2017.